Skipped cancer screenings this past year? It’s time to restart

CNN  —  Many people postponed routine medical care because of disruptions related to the Covid-19 pandemic. That includes a decline in cancer screenings, such as mammograms and colonoscopies. In the meantime, cancer remains one of the major causes of death in the United States, second only to heart disease. Why is cancer screening so important, … Read more

Chess world champion Magnus Carlsen explicitly accuses rival of cheating

CNN  —  Chess world champion Magnus Carlsen released a statement confirming his accusations of cheating against rival and fellow chess grandmaster Hans Niemann on Monday. The statement, which was made via a Twitter post, follows Carlsen’s recent withdrawal from the 2022 Sinquefield Cup in Saint Louis after his third round defeat against Niemann and his … Read more

Edward Snowden: Putin grants former NSA contractor Russian citizenship

CNN  —  Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted former NSA contractor Edward Snowden Russian citizenship, according to an official decree published on the Russian government portal Monday. Snowden is accused of espionage and theft of government property in the US for leaking troves of information on American intelligence and mass surveillance programs to the media. … Read more

Wagner: Putin’s ‘chef’ Yevgeny Prigozhin admits creating mercenary outfit in 2014

CNN  —  Yevgeny Prigozhin, one of Russia’s most elusive oligarchs, now admits to founding the private military company known as Wagner in 2014, reversing years of denials about his connection to the shadowy outfit. Prigozhin is so close to the Kremlin that he is known as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “chef.” On social media on … Read more

Democrats are warming to a Biden 2024 campaign. They’re just not sure if he’ll run.

CNN  —  Many Democratic leaders, operatives and officials are cautiously warming to the idea of President Joe Biden running for reelection in 2024, dozens of high-ranking Democrats told CNN. But just like many voters and donors – as poll after poll shows – they’re still not sure he should do it, or that he will. … Read more

Marc Benioff would buy Twitter if he could

New York CNN Business  —  Marc Benioff is obsessed with Twitter. So much that he wishes he could own it. Benioff, Salesforce (CRM) chairman and co-CEO, told CNN’s Poppy Harlow in an interview that if it were up to just him, he would “absolutely” buy Twitter. To be clear, he’s not actually going to do … Read more

Lavrov walks out of UN meeting as allies slam Russia over Ukraine war

New York CNN  —  Russia’s foreign minister was absent from the chamber as his country faced wide rebuke from the United States and others for its war in Ukraine at a UN Security Council meeting, with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warning fellow diplomats “the very international order we’ve gathered here to uphold is … Read more

Alex Jones takes the stand in second Sandy Hook defamation trial over his false ‘hoax’ claims

New York CNN Business  —  Alex Jones, the notorious far-right conspiracy theorist who falsely promoted the lie that the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax, took the stand Thursday morning in a trial that will determine how much he will have to pay the families of victims. Jones, who has repeatedly derided the … Read more

Queen Elizabeth’s funeral: Britain bids farewell to monarch with an outpouring of emotion

London CNN  —  Britain bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth II on Monday with a majestic funeral steeped in tradition and a send-off reflective of the broad popularity she managed to retain over her remarkable seven-decade reign. Royal family members and dignitaries gathered at Westminster Abbey for a somber service. Presidents, prime ministers, princes and princesses, … Read more

Biden and world leaders attend state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II

CNN  —  US President Joe Biden on Monday joined a long slate of world leaders for Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral inside London’s Westminster Abbey, where royal pageantry is on full display to pay tribute to a monarch whose rule spanned seven decades. World leaders, dignitaries, politicians, public figures and European royals are among the … Read more